Category Archives: Asia

Jerusalem’s Western Wall

The Jewish Second Temple of Jerusalem was built during the 6th Century BC on Temple Mount, where it is thought King Solomon’s First Temple once stood. It was expanded by King Herod the Great between 37 and 4 BC, before … Continue reading

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Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

You don’t have to be a religious person to be moved by Via Dolorosa, the Way of Sorrows. The route through the alleyways of Old Jerusalem is said to mark the path taken by Jesus Christ from where he was … Continue reading

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The Templar Tunnels of Acre, Israel

The historic centre of Acre (modern day Akko), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is perhaps the best-preserved old town in Israel, second only to Jerusalem. Acre was taken by the Crusaders at the very end of the 11th Century to … Continue reading

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Jaspa Is ‘Breaking News’ in Israel!

I have to admit to still having a bit of a bounce in my step and a smile on my face today. “Why are you feeling so pleased with yourself, Jaspa?” you might ask. Well, it’s because my adventures were … Continue reading

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The Carmelit Underground (Haifa, Israel)

I’ve been on many underground railways over the years. New York, Stockholm, San Francisco, Paris, St Petersburg, Chicago. The list goes on. My adventures on the London Underground, the famous Tube, even made it into Jaspa’s Journey 2: The Pride … Continue reading

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